Brother of Slain Border Patrol Agent: Trump Keeping Promise With Release of 'Fast & Furious' Records
The brother of a murdered Border Patrol agent is calling for the "Fast and Furious" case to be reopened, and he's encouraged by the Trump Justice Department's announcement that it will turn over documents withheld by former Attorney General Eric Holder related to the Obama-era scandal.
Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by an illegal immigrant with a weapon used in the botched "gun-walking" program Operation Fast and Furious, in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them as they were transported into Mexico. But the agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy.
Brian Terry's brother, Kent Terry, has been calling for those at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Justice Department responsible for his brother's death to be held accountable, and now he believes "we're headed in the right direction."
"I want to thank President Trump for what he's done," Terry said on "America's Newsroom," explaining that he had the opportunity to meet then-candidate Trump on the campaign trail.
"He was very apologetic for my brother's death, apologizing for the previous administration," Terry said. "He promised when he becomes president, he was going to open up the books in my brother's death. And he did."
He noted that the Justice Department will turn the documents over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, so it's still unclear if his family and the public will ever get to see them.
"That's what I'm worried about. Are they going to be redacted? Are they going to withhold some? I'll pretty much believe it when I see it," Terry said. "We just want the truth."
Watch the interview above.